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Para Professional (Gen Ed & Special Ed)

Essential Requirements: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to execute each requirement satisfactorily. The requirements list below are a representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed for the position.  
  1. Demonstrate aptitude or competence for assignment.  
  2. Display a thorough knowledge of the position.  
  3. Work effectively with children. 
  4. Communicate effectively. 
  5. Maximize tasks on time. 
  6. Generates a sense of enthusiasm. 
  7. Create a positive learning environment that reinforces school rules and is conducive to learning. 
  8. Develop and maintain professional working relationships with other District staff. 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  
  1. Monitors and adjusts activities to meet district and position needs.   
  2. Works with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.  
  3. Reads to students, listens to students read, and participates in other forms of oral communication with students.   
  4. Helps students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by the teacher.   
  5. Assists the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.   
  6. Guides independent student, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and assigned by the teacher.   
  7. Checks notebooks, corrects papers, and supervises testing and makeup work, as assigned by the teacher.   
  8. Distributes and collects workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction.   
  9. Assists with such large group activities as drill work, reading aloud, and storytelling.   
  10. Alerts the certified teacher to any problems or special information about an individual student.   
  11. Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully licensed teachers.   
  12. Assists with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips.   
  13. Participates in in-service training programs, as assigned.   
  14. Checks and records student attendance or report cards.   
  15. Assists with lunch, snack, and cleanup routines.   
  16. Assists with wash-up and toilet routines.   
  17. Helps students with their clothing.   
  18. Keeps bulletin boards and other classroom learning displays up-to-date.   
  19. Operates and cares for equipment used in the classrooms for instructional purposes.   
  20. Other duties may be assigned as needed.